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Upgrading Issues (Bottleneck)

I want to upgrade my PC. How bad will Pentium Dual Core E5300 @2.60 GHz bottleneck R9 270X? Or should I choose 7790?
Please help.

PC Specs:
CPU: Pentium Dual Core E5300 @2.60GHz
RAM: 4GB
GFX: Gigabyte 9500GT 1GB DDR2 (It's about time to get rid of this card)
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  1. The Radeon 7750 and maybe 7770 would be the best GPU choice for you, anything higher up would bottleneck and you won't see many improvements after that, the 260x/7790 wouldn't perform much better in CPU intensive games.
  2. rolandzhang3 said:
    The Radeon 7750 and maybe 7770 would be the best GPU choice for you, anything higher up would bottleneck and you won't see many improvements after that, the 260x/7790 wouldn't perform much better in CPU intensive games.


    I see. But can I still run games like Assassin's Creed 4 and other upcoming games smoothly? @1366x768? Medium/High Settings.
  3. Best answer
    At that resolution you should be able to get away with medium/high settings, just hope that AC4 is a good PC port, AC3 ran horribly regardless of resolution for gamers with Core 2 CPUs
  4. rolandzhang3 said:
    At that resolution you should be able to get away with medium/high settings, just hope that AC4 is a good PC port, AC3 ran horribly regardless of resolution for gamers with Core 2 CPUs


    Yes, thank you.
  5. You will struggle in newer titles and some you won't even be able to play with that CPU. I would plan on a new motherboard, cpu, and ram as well. If you cannot afford to do that now, get the absolute fastest GPU you can afford now, live with any potential bottlenecks, and transfer it over into your new system when you get one.
  6. logainofhades said:
    You will struggle in newer titles and some you won't even be able to play with that CPU. I would plan on a new motherboard, cpu, and ram as well. If you cannot afford to do that now, get the absolute fastest GPU you can afford now, live with any potential bottlenecks, and transfer it over into your new system when you get one.


    Yes, Core i3 3220, 4GB RAM, and a Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H mobo. That's all I can buy right now. And Sapphire R9 270X. I think that should be enough.
  7. Add 4 more gigs of ram afterwards, 8 gigs is optimal nowadays :D
  8. GamerClarke said:
    logainofhades said:
    You will struggle in newer titles and some you won't even be able to play with that CPU. I would plan on a new motherboard, cpu, and ram as well. If you cannot afford to do that now, get the absolute fastest GPU you can afford now, live with any potential bottlenecks, and transfer it over into your new system when you get one.


    Yes, Core i3 3220, 4GB RAM, and a Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H mobo. That's all I can buy right now. And Sapphire R9 270X. I think that should be enough.


    FX 6300 bumped to an FX 6350 is superior in games to an i3. What is your total budget?
  9. logainofhades said:
    GamerClarke said:
    logainofhades said:
    You will struggle in newer titles and some you won't even be able to play with that CPU. I would plan on a new motherboard, cpu, and ram as well. If you cannot afford to do that now, get the absolute fastest GPU you can afford now, live with any potential bottlenecks, and transfer it over into your new system when you get one.


    Yes, Core i3 3220, 4GB RAM, and a Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H mobo. That's all I can buy right now. And Sapphire R9 270X. I think that should be enough.


    FX 6300 bumped to an FX 6350 is superior in games to an i3. What is your total budget?


    No, and i3 3220 competes against the FX-8350 in most cases. Beats the 6350 hands down.

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    Granted, even a low end i5 is a better buy, but i3's are still perfectly viable in most cases as an AMD alternative.
  10. I am basing this on a recent THG review.



    Also here are retail BF4 benchmarks that just got released. FX 6300 beat an i7 930. There is no way an i3 3220 is even close to an i7 930.
    http://www.bf4blog.com/battlefield-4-retail-gpu-cpu-benchmarks/
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